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Peninsula market takes a breather

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

We will be releasing our 3Q 2012 market report very shortly.  My article on the state of the office market follows: After a truly explosive 2011 in the local commercial real estate market—a year that saw solid net absorption and stunning rent growth in nearly every corner of the Peninsula—it should come as little surprise […]

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First look at 3Q stats shows vacancy bump

| October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

I got a first look at quarterly stats for the SF Peninsula today– I wasn’t surprised to see another modest increase in the local vacancy rate.   The SF Peninsula ended 3Q 2012 with a vacancy rate of 12.05%, up a little over half a point.  Just looking at San Mateo County (without the rock-solid Palo Alto/Mtn View […]

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Building Sale lands Mountain View new piece of public art

| September 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Building Sale lands Mountain View new piece of public art

A few years back, I was pretty excited (thanks to the I Love Mountain View blog) to learn that I had for years been driving by a barely hidden little chunk of history— one of the few segments of the Berlin Wall anywhere on the West Coast, discretely displayed in the parking lot of the Bayside […]

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Mountain View looks to the sky

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mountain View looks to the sky

Not really any way to spin this into a commercial real estate thing, but watching the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s visit to Mountain View’s NASA Ames Center was pretty darn cool

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Canary? Coalmine?

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A quick blurb in the SF Business Times caught my attention today. According to my Colliers colleagues in San Francisco, available sublease space there has doubled in the past year.  A recent report out of their research department says that sublease space now accounts for a tick over 25% of available space in The City.  Not a […]

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